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#1 RenGyoshi

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

Caution:If you're looking for Zenithink's New Tablet, It may not be 'ZT280-C91' but 'ZT280(ZT282)-C91 UPGRADE(1GB RAM)'. These products are different so please check your objective product very carefully. We have another forum for ZT282-C91 Upgrade.

Sorry, I've started a new job and not have enough time to make quick answers. So I think I'd make this FAQ only for searching.

Thank you so much to ZT280-C91 Forum members for your understanding and warm help to this topic!

If this FAQ have helped you, please leave donation to Omarahum, our global moderator, to keep this forum active and useful.

FAQ List: (#nn means post# of Questions & Answers. #nn is clickable)
Q.  A.              [Questions]           *
#2  #3   Boost Wifi by Soldering Cell Phone Antenna
#4  #5,28  Changing Zepad Logo
#6  #8,29,43  3G USB Stick
#7  #9   Is ZT280 a Good Tablet?
#10  #11   What is ZT280's ROM & What is ROM?
#13  #17,25,32 Is ZT280 slow & a bit laggy?
#18  #99   Can't Find Common apps in Market after updated to ICS ROM
    #22  How to reset your tablet when it's stuck
#33  #34-7 Serial number tells '3n' but the same version ROM doesn't work
#33  #36  How to know My Tablet's ROM Version

#33  #37  Cannot shutdown because of Insensitive Power Button.
#43  #52  What to do to make my battery life longer.
#53  #54,63 No Sounds come out from my tablet.
#55  #56,59 WIFI Icon Doesn't Turn to Green.
#60  #61,79,303 AC Adapter Failed, So Which New One I should purchase.
#73  #74  How to connect my DVD Drive to Tablet via USB.
#75  #77,99 Can't download Facebook or Google earth from Market.
#080  #81  How to Backup/Restore Apps when flashing ROM.
#83  #84  How to stream Video either AVI or MKV over LAN.
#87  #90  Can't access to Bluetooth GPS.

#88  #89  Having trouble in flashing 900MHz Kernel.
#95  #100  Is my ROM the Official Zenithink's One.
#105 #106  Am I to get ICS Tablet right now.
#109 #119  How to recover my formatted internal memory.
#110 #121,122 Where to save screenshot.
#117 #135  Flash Player doesn't work on ICS ROM.
#139 #140  1)How to use USB AZERTY keyboard.
         2)How to unmount USB Flash.
#142 #143  Even 720p video resources not watchable on ICS ROM.
#149 #150,151  How to REMOVE an shortcut ICON on the Home Screen.

#154 #155  How to change bootlogo without flashing ROM.
#160 #162  Is it possible to boot from external devices?
#161 #163  How to swap microSD card.
#174 #282  Very slow reaction using GingerBread.
#185 #186  How to kill unused apps automatically.
#190 #191,192 How to recover my lost flash player.
#210 #213 Is this Tablet a genuine ZT280-C91?
#222 #224 Is this ROM the latest one of Zenithink?
#223 #225 Flash Player 11 doesn't work on GingerBread.
#240 #263 Alarm is being turned off upon standby mode.

#247 #249,252 How to save my failed power button.
#254 #271 Power adapter jack size.
#269 #272 How to wipe cache without removing apps and settings.
#273 #276 What kind of format and resolution works best?
#274 #277 Anything I should be aware of before buying it?
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Useful Links:
Zenithink's FAQ (Basic Operations on your Tablet)
C91 Utility Menu (GingerBread Know-hows using ADB)

Edited by RenGyoshi, 03 May 2012 - 06:46 AM.

ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

#2 matty81364

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:46 PM

Welcome to ZT280-C91 Forum, newbies!

As you've noticed, newbies are not allowed to make new topics before a few posting in this forum. So you have to search the right topics that will accept your questions.

So I tried to make this topic for newbies to accept any first and basic questions.

I will reply to you within 12 hours ---- sometimes with direct answer, sometimes pointing other post in this forum and sometimes may ask help to other members.

I am just a user of ZT180, ZT180V2 and ZT280-C91. But I saw several questions left unanswered in this forum, and supposed that there might be a lot of questions unposted.

Try to post your newbie questions here! Don't be afraid. I was just a newbie too.

ok dude.. i wana boost the wyfi reception on my tablet..im thinkin of using a cell phone antenna and soldering it to the board! im serious! u can look up my otherr posts that no one ever answered and see wut i mean...i might be a phreak but but i dont lie...luv ya!

#3 RenGyoshi

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

ok dude.. i wana boost the wyfi reception on my tablet..im thinkin of using a cell phone antenna and soldering it to the board! im serious! u can look up my otherr posts that no one ever answered and see wut i mean...i might be a phreak but but i dont lie...luv ya!

OK, I try to organaize your question.

1. Your wifi reception is quite bad so you wanna boost it.
2. You think that soldering cell phone antenna to the ZT280 board will be helpful.
3. No one answers to your question.

I will trace your post from now. And I want to ask you whether your goal is to improve wifi condition or remodeling hardware.

EDIT: You had Tandy Radio Shack? So Star Trek? Woh, what a nostalgic sound for me!

EDIT2: Did you have a look into 'Very bad WiFi connection and way to fix it (hardware mod)' already?

Edited by RenGyoshi, 19 February 2012 - 08:12 AM.

ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:31 AM

Zenithink C91 - Change Boot Logo (ZPAD image not the animation)

I made a firmware upgrade with ZT280_H1_2n_C91_Android4.0_0211_V2.5.rar via http://zenithink.com...91.php?download

Now i have Android 4.03 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

I need to change the original ZPAD logo.

I read the forums and searched for a boot.logo file but that file does not exists in firmware(.rar). I also connected the device with "adb shell". There is no boot.logo file or initlogo.rle file. There is a initlogo.rle.bak file but when i rename it or delete it, it comes back after first reboot.

Any ideas?


RenGyoshi, thank you for opening this topic since i cannot create a new one.

#5 RenGyoshi

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:11 AM

I need to change the original ZPAD logo.

I read the forums and searched for a boot.logo file but that file does not exists in firmware(.rar). I also connected the device with "adb shell". There is no boot.logo file or initlogo.rle file. There is a initlogo.rle.bak file but when i rename it or delete it, it comes back after first reboot.

Any ideas?

Perhaps it's because original boot.logo is in BIOS field, so you have to built-in overwriting process in boot strap.

When age of ZT180, reflashing was done thru USB connection to PC. But in ZT280 era, it is changed to use 'zt-update' folder in TF card. This may be for protecting BIOS from inappropriate rewriting.

How about to try 'Boot Logo Manager' or 'Boot Logo Replacer RC4'?

Edited by RenGyoshi, 19 February 2012 - 09:22 AM.

ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

What about 3G USB sticks and C91 ICS ?
What type 3G usb Dongle works with C91 ,
and what is the proccedure for make the 3G dongle works ?
In official cite have procedure for Android 2.x not for 4.x
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:39 PM

I have a question. Is it a good tablet in general? Can you play minecraft pocket edition on it?
And if you could please say what's not soo good about it? and should I get it ? I'm going to use it for school and game,mostly games. Thanks! :D

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

What about 3G USB sticks and C91 ICS ?
What type 3G usb Dongle works with C91 ,
and what is the proccedure for make the 3G dongle works ?
In official cite have procedure for Android 2.x not for 4.x

Have a look into #99 & #100 post in '[ROM] Zenithink's Official 20120211 ICS ROM' and ask netrider.
ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Is it a good tablet in general? Can you play minecraft pocket edition on it?
And if you could please say what's not soo good about it? and should I get it ? I'm going to use it for school and game,mostly games. Thanks! :D

I can't say whether this tablet is good or bad for you, because I'm not you.

But generally speaking, buy Tablet of Gingerbread ROM if you use it mostly for playing games. Still there's a lot of games that doesn't work on ICS ROM.

I downloaded 'minecraft pocket demo' on my ICS ROM and verified that it works at least in the beginning phase, but I can't tell you that it works perfectly or not.

My reason to select Zenithink's tablet is as follows.
1. Very reasonable price (about 1/3 of iPad)
2. Advanced hardware specs
3. Large screen
4. Easy to update ROM
5. Users communication with Zenithink (this Forum)
ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:02 AM

Ok. What ROM does Zenithink zt280 C91 have? ROM or ICS ROM? And the newbiest question... What is ROM?

Edited by vodacfx, 20 February 2012 - 09:05 AM.


#11 RenGyoshi

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:48 AM

Ok. What ROM does Zenithink zt280 C91 have? ROM or ICS ROM?

ZT280-C91 has 2 ROM versions, Gingerbread(Android 2.3) & ICS(Android 4.0).
You can download them from Zenithink's site:
http://www.zenithink...91.php?download

And the newbiest question... What is ROM?

In built-in customer's experiments such as cellular phone, ROM means Operating System because it is flashed in Read Only Memory. Sometimes this ROM is rewritable, so that users can upgrade their ROM to the latest version. In this Forum, we are talking about Zenithink's newly released ROM or challenge to develop customized ROMs.

If you want to experience the newest ROM, take a look into 'ZT280 C91 Official Zenithink ROMs' forum.

Edited by RenGyoshi, 20 February 2012 - 09:51 AM.

ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:14 AM

I think you should change this topic to a FAQ post where you give explanations to asked questions and update the first post. Otherwise this encourages people to ask silly questions without using google first, wastes time and is not really easy to follow.

Sorry for criticizing, but thanks for you effort.
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

Ok. I have seen many reviews on Youtube. And many people say it is slow and a bit laggy. Is it true? And is there any way to fix it (if it is laggy)? And I will use it In school for : microsoft office word; powerpoint and typing ,and games. Would you suggest it to me? Does it have many free software(games) on android market? I'm talking about Zenithink ZT280 A9

Edited by vodacfx, 20 February 2012 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

I think you should change this topic to a FAQ post where you give explanations to asked questions and update the first post. Otherwise this encourages people to ask silly questions without using google first, wastes time and is not really easy to follow.

Sorry for criticizing, but thanks for you effort.


Aonir I am happy with how this thread is but now with questions being asked like the one below yours, you have just been proved right. Questions like are there many apps on the market :blink: GOOGLE could answer that in approx 0.1 secs.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:15 PM

I'm talking about Zenithink ZT280 A9

ZT280 A9 is renamed as ZT280-C71. I don't know about it because we are talking about ZT280-C91 in this forum.
ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

#16 RenGyoshi

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

I think you should change this topic to a FAQ post where you give explanations to asked questions and update the first post. Otherwise this encourages people to ask silly questions without using google first, wastes time and is not really easy to follow.

Thanks so much for your advice, Aonir. Then, could you tell me how to change to 'FAQ post'?

EDIT:I am a retired engineer aged 60. So I have plenty of time. Newbies come in to this forum using Google, I think. I want to share time to communicate with newbies. It refleshes my mind.

Edited by RenGyoshi, 20 February 2012 - 07:35 PM.

ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:21 AM

Ok. I have seen many reviews on Youtube. And many people say it is slow and a bit laggy. Is it true? And is there any way to fix it (if it is laggy)? And I will use it In school for : microsoft office word; powerpoint and typing ,and games. Would you suggest it to me? Does it have many free software(games) on android market? I'm talking about Zenithink ZT280 A9

I don´t know wether this is the same as C91 or not, however I will respond to this as if it was.

I want to make clear that this is NOT an iPad. You cannot expect the same performance as the iPad when it comes to user experience - smoothness and general flow of the user interface. In this regard the iPad is far superiour. This tablet is, at least to me, pretty laggy when zooming, swiping etc - general interaction. BUT - if you can live with that - you get a lot of stuff for the money. However, to me, the user experience is kind of important, so I am looking forward to when the 1,5 GHz dual core tablets are becoming a little more affordable.

To answer your question; if you want to have a computer for MS Office, and do a lot of typing, I would definitely look for a netbook. They are very affordable and there you get MS Windows (and possibility to run MS Office), a hard drive, full usb suppport, a keyboard etc. The tablets are still relatively pricey compared to a netbook.

Edited by bizon, 21 February 2012 - 06:23 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:51 PM

Upgraded to ICS and can't see some common apps in the market. For example, iplayer, twitter, facebook, just to name a few... Can you help? :-)

Noob question I know, I tried a few thinks to fix it, once changed a parameter in build.prop, devicename I think and it reset my tab! The way I've solved this is to download apps on my handset and copy the apks over. To do this a rooted handset is required and you need a root explorer such as ES file explorer. Apks are stored in /data/app/.

If someone knows a proper fix, it would be great.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:00 PM

Thanks so much for your advice, Aonir. Then, could you tell me how to change to 'FAQ post'?

EDIT:I am a retired engineer aged 60. So I have plenty of time. Newbies come in to this forum using Google, I think. I want to share time to communicate with newbies. It refleshes my mind.


Hi RenGyoshi, your living the dream! I plan the same when inretire or win the lottery, I gained alot for forums over the past 10 years and would love to give back...

Anyway to answer your question, there is an edit button under posts that you make. I would suggest you start indexing (1, 2, 3...) the questions and adding / editing the first post. That way noobs can check the first post before search etc.

Great effort... thanks. :-)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

I gained alot for forums over the past 10 years and would love to give back...

Hi Kiz.
Thank you so much for your understanding me, just the same as you think.

Anyway to answer your question, there is an edit button under posts that you make. I would suggest you start indexing (1, 2, 3...) the questions and adding / editing the first post. That way noobs can check the first post before search etc.

Oh I see.
OK, I will have a try.
ZT280-C91 7n/ICS 20120314_2n with Omarahum's 1GHz kernel.
Seems fast and stable with long battery life, keeping to check performance.